The Department of Medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University has long been recognized as a leader in adult internal medicine. Supported by many rich educational and technological resources, the physicians in the Department of Medicine excel in adult internal medicine and remain on the forefront of scientific breakthroughs that assist in the treatment of their patients.

The Department of Medicine focuses on compassionate and individualized patient care. Each physician in the Department of Medicine is board certified in his or her area of medical specialty and is a faculty member of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Appointments with our physicians can be made by calling (216) 844-8500 or (216) 844-3800 (Cardiology)

Following are links to brief outlines of the expertise available from the specialists in the Department of Medicine.

Additionally, please follow the links below (Specialty names that are underlined) for more in-depth information on our patient care services at University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Cardiovascular Medicine

Known for state-of-the-art care and treatment in cardiac electrophysiology and coronary angioplasty, specialists are also available for:

  • Cardiac surgery
  • Chest pain
  • Diseases of the heart valves
  • Heart failure
  • High cholesterol
  • Rhythm disturbances of the heart

Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology

The Division of Endocrinology is devoted to an interdisciplinary approach in the management of diabetes. Recognized for their work with the brittle diabetic, this team also has specialists available for:

  • High-risk pregnancies complicated by diabetic conditions
  • Pituitary disease
  • Thyroid problems

If interested in participated in a clinical trial, i.e. ACCORD or BARI II D please call 216-368-6129.


This group of specialists provides diagnostic, therapeutic and consultative expertise in all facets of clinical gastroenterology. Specialists are available to provide the finest care available for a variety of digestive disorders including:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Liver transplantation
  • Liver disease
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gallstones
  • Hepatitis
  • Peptic ulcer

General Internal Medicine

Located in the Douglas J. Moore Center at University Hospitals, our highly trained primary care physicians provide individualized medical care. Each physician offers health promotion and disease prevention plans based on a careful understanding of personal, family and lifestyle histories. These physicians have the opportunity to access sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic technology in the treatment of their patients.

Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine at University Hospitals is one of the largest programs in the country. After performing a multidisciplinary assessment of each patient's needs and activities, our geriatricians take a comprehensive approach to elder and long-term health care. The Fairhill Center for Aging provides this group of specialists with uncompromising support of the outpatient and inpatient hospital needs of the geriatric patient.


Respected as a leader in both patient care and research, highly trained specialists are available to manage a wide variety of blood disorders and cancers through the University Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals. The Ireland Cancer Center, along with Case Western Reserve University, has been designated by the National Cancer Institute as the only clinical cancer center in northern Ohio. Treatment programs include:

  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Breast cancer
  • Liver disease
  • Consultation in both hematology and coagulation in both hematology and coagulation disorders
  • General oncology, including leukemia and lymphomas


Our specialists in the care and treatment of hypertensive conditions emphasize outpatient management. Supported by leading edge research, these specialists have access to the latest therapeutic advances in the management of hypertension, or high blood pressure.

Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine

These physicians offer consultation in international health, tropical diseases and immunization therapy, and lead the Traveler's Health Care Center. Supported by research through the National Institutes of Health AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, our physicians provide comprehensive evaluation and care of HIV-infected individuals. Specialists are also available with advanced training in:

  • Evaluation for recurrent infections
  • Lyme disease
  • Orthopaedic infections
  • Outpatient antibiotic management
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Transplantation infection management
  • Tuberculosis
  • Unexplained fever
  • Unusual/severe infections


The Division of Nephrology is known for its excellent work with kidney transplant patients and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. In addition, these physicians provide the full range of clinical expertise in:

  • Hemodialysis
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney diseases

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Supported by a history of outstanding research into breathing and sleep disorders, this group of specialists provides diagnostic and therapeutic care in the following areas:

  • Airway problems and lung diseases
  • Asthmatic conditions
  • Intensive care management


In conjunction with the Musculoskeletal Institute at University Hospitals and the Northeast Ohio Multi-Purpose Arthritis Center, the Rheumatology staff offers comprehensive care and treatment of all rheumatic diseases. Specialists are available to care for:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Muscle disorders, including polymyositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendinitis/Bursitis
  • Gout